Ardpatrick/Kilfinane All Age Stake
The Corn Caislean is the feature event in Kilmallock this weekend. After the victorious Senior hurling team qualified for the Munster Club final, the area is on a high and for some, the excitement will be even higher this weekend. The cup has thrown up many interesting buckles and some people feel it is the best All age cup in Ardpatrick for a number of years. The opening course should see Blazing Music - the Ennis/Clarecastle winner progress. He meets the locally trained High Rise but should have enough in hand. I fancy him then to win his second and qualify for the semi-final. Limerick South is owned by Kay Clancy and was impressive last year. Earning 6 champion stake points, he just missed out on the champion stakes. He was absent 2 weeks ago in Galway /Oranmore but should win his opening round here. The last buckle of the opening half is very interesting. Cuine Rock was beat in the first round of Nenagh last week and Kingdom call was beat in Limerick city. Both may have needed the outing. Kingdom Call disappointed in Limerick city when easily brushed aside so I think Cuine Rock should come through and qualify for the semi-final.
The next course sees recent Charleville all age winner Lochbo Benny reappear. He ran well in Charleville and won all his courses easily. He is from the inform Spillane Kennels and although has a tough opening round I think his class will see him through to the semi-final. Killeagh Jingles ran well in Charleville and should have been awarded the flag in his opening round. He was absent in Limerick city but if back to form will be a contender here. Downtown James ran in Nenagh but was beaten a distance in the second round so Killeagh should go through. The second last buckle will be closely fought. Cooga Darlan is a very fast hound who ran up to Skellig Sunlight in Cashel. He beat the fast Ashwood James in the second round so that form is proven. He was beat by Black and White in the opening round in Limerick but again the form worked out very well as Black and white picked up the purse. Knockrour Jazz ran a very fast opening round in Charleville but was beaten fair and square in the second. I fancy Cooga to go through here and set up a mouth-watering semi-final with Lochbo Benny. The winner of this is my choice for outright success.